Software

BlackBerry determined to maintain lead in connected-car technology

March 27, 2014 13:48 CET
BlackBerry says it's determined to keep its lead in connected-car software, even though its share of the global smartphone market has tumbled below 1 percent, crushed by rivals Apple and Google.... Read More »

 

Toyota to recall 1.9 million Prius models to update software

Feb. 12, 2014 10:37 CET
Toyota will recall more than half of the Prius vehicles ever sold to fix a software glitch in the car's hybrid system that may cause some parts to overheat, potentially causing the cars to slow down or stop completely.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Software -- the new battleground

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Automakers, taking cues from gadget makers such as Apple, are developing cars to receive software updates that include new tools or even improve fuel efficiency, much in the way an iPad gets new capabilities with each successive operating system. It is a big change -- and a potential saving -- for an industry used to spending heavily to revamp aging models.... Read More »

 

Software -- the new battleground

Jan. 15, 2014 06:01 CET
Automakers, taking cues from gadget makers such as Apple, are developing cars to receive software updates that include new tools or even improve fuel efficiency, much in the way an iPad gets new capabilities with each successive operating system.... Read More »

 

Reynolds and Reynolds acquires software firm XtreamService

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2013
Dealer software giant Reynolds and Reynolds purchased XtreamService, a niche maker of customer retention software that helps dealers determine prospects who can buy new cars for the same or lower monthly payments as the vehicles they are driving.... Read More »

 

Overdue Cherokees are on their way at last

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2013
New Jeep Cherokees were due in dealerships almost two months ago but have been held while Chrysler developed and installed new software to smooth out the way the engine, nine-speed transmission and innovative disconnecting drivetrain interact. The process has been cumbersome, but after many weeks of delay, sources said Jeep expects to begin delivering Cherokees over the next 10 days.... Read More »

 

Panasonic's goals for infotainment: Easy to use, rich with content

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
Panasonic Corp. is the world's largest supplier of automotive infotainment, according to a survey by consultant IHS Automotive, with infotainment revenues estimated at $4 billion last year.... Read More »

 

Ford: Acquisition will help speed connectivity

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2013
Ford Motor Co. has big plans for Livio, a developer of in-vehicle connectivity software.... Read More »

 

Ford buys small U.S. software startup to bolster 'connected car' offerings

Sept. 27, 2013 06:01 CET
Ford has bought a small software company in a bid to beef up its in-car connectivity offerings and win over younger and more affluent customers.... Read More »

 

Ford buys small software startup to bolster 'connected car' offerings

12:28 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2013
Ford has bought a five-year-old software company for less than $10 million in a move the automaker hopes will beef up its in-car connectivity that is critical to winning over younger, more affluent buyers.... Read More »

 

Cure for common codes: Devil is in details for open-source auto technology

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 5, 2013
The technology creeping into the modern car contains millions of lines of programming code, some of which is open-source -- a free license to a software's blueprint. And that creates fine-print legal issues among the myriad of programs and coding that are all working to power the latest automotive gadgetry.... Read More »

 

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